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Liverpool chief executive Billy Hogan will meet with fan group Spirit of Shankly in a bid to repair relationships with the supporters. After the European Super League was announced, there have been protests over the ownership.
Liverpool fans have completely lost trust in the club’s ownership with protests against Fenway Sports Group still ongoing on social media.
It comes after the club were involved in the European Super League, which has been blasted by fans, pundits, politicians and other football officials.
Along with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City, the ‘Big Six’, along with six European teams, tried to break away and form their own competition.
It would mean the 12 clubs would have to can playing in the Champions League while the new competition would not have any promotion or relegation and be baed on invite-only.
However, in a whirlwind 48 hours full of protests and condemnation, Liverpool – along with the other five Premier League teams – pulled out of the tournament.
Club chief Tom Werner posted a grovelling apology before resigning his advisory role on the Premier League board.
But it has not been enough – with fans demnostrating against the FSG ownership – and Liverpool chief executive Hogan will meet with fan group Spirit of Shankly in a bid to rebuild trust.
A poll was taken by SOS asking members if they believe whether they should have a working relationship with FSG.
With 89 per cent voting in favour, the results were strikingly clear with a similar model to Bundesliga clubs that have fan representation on every board mooted.
“Following the result of our survey and mandate from members to engage with LFC on calling for a formal recognition agreement and Spirit of Shankly representation at board level, we have a meeting with Chief Executive Billy Hogan and club representatives on Tuesday 4 May 2021,” a SOS statement read.
“It is an encouraging first step as the club attempt to restore fans’ faith and need for positive change.”
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